10 Musicians We're Glad Crossed Over into the States

Musicologists like to say music is a way to communicate beyond language or geographic boundaries. Unfortunately, some artists from overseas never get the chance to break into the gigantic mainstream U.S. market, at least within their lifetime. Other musicians are so popular here in the States you might not even know they came from a strange and distant land. This weird occurrence doesn't just happen in one genre like the Euro-dominated dance music scene, but it has been happening since the Beatles first hopped the pond to perform for rabid fans stateside. All of the artists on this list are big in the U.S. and we’re definitely glad they’ve shared their tunes beyond their home turf.

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